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Historical Events In 1940

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Jul 15   Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 on this day in history.  

Jul 15   Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence on this day in history.  

Jul 16   NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) in the year 1940.  

Jul 18   1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  

Jul 18   The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.  

Jul 19   On this day in history hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders  

Jul 19   Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai in the year 1940.  

Jul 20   Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands in the year 1940.  

Jul 20   In the year 1940 singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1  

Jul 20   Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide on this day in history.  

Jul 21   James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina) on this day in history.  

Jul 21   In the year 1940 soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania  

Jul 22   Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy) in the year 1940.  

Jul 22   In the year 1940 dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks  

Jul 23   On this day in history "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins  

Jul 23   In the year 1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London  

Jul 24   On this day in history 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands  

Jul 25   In the year 1940 john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R  

Jul 26   Formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) in the year 1940.  

Jul 27   Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts on this day in history.  

Jul 27   Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare in the year 1940.  

Jul 28   Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66 in the year 1940.  

Jul 28   Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater) on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Radio Orange, London begins on this day in history.  

Jul 29   Urk soccer team forms in the year 1940.  

Jul 30   In the year 1940 clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)  

Jul 30   In the year 1940 the birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor  

Jul 31   On this day in history 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)  

Jul 31   In the year 1940 whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel  

Aug 01   First expulsion of Jews from Cracow on this day in history.  

Aug 01   HMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi' on this day in history.  

Aug 02   Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death in the year 1940.  

Aug 03   On this day in history german occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)  

Jan 04   In the year 1940 birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)  

Jan 04   Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate  

Jan 05   Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born in the year 1940.  

Famous Deaths In 1940

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)  

Jan 04   Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.  

Jan 05   Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.  

Jan 12   Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)  

Jan 24   On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52  

Jan 25   Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.  

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